April: Count Your Chickens

Nothing says spring like chicks. So help us welcome the fresh new season by bringing chickens to the library. That’s right. We will have chicks and will be making a chicken coop, right here in the library. Come add a few boards, pound a few nails and see the chicks. Happy spring!


Chicken Coop Building

Help build a chicken coop. Brian Bay and members of the Flathead FFA will be here all week as guides. Pick up plans and build your own at home. Or enter the drawing. Once the coop is finished we will give it away to someone who helped build it. Contribute a little and you could win the whole coop!

April 14-18, 4-6 pm
April 19, 10 am – 5 pm

Columbia Falls
April 28-30, 10 am – noon


Chick Viewing

Come see the fluffy little chicks in the Children’s department.

April 14-16, 10 am – 8 pm
April 17-18, 10 am – 6 pm
April 19, 10 am – 5 pm


Chicken Wire Cloche

Protect your tender plants from chickens or other creatures with this simple but effective chicken wire cover.

April 15, 16, 17, 19, 10 am – noon

Columbia Falls
May 1-2, 3-5 pm
May 3, noon – 4 pm

April 30, 3-5 pm


Chicken Care 101

Join Rick Mathies on the second floor as he reviews the basics of keeping chickens in your backyard.

April 16, 5-6 pm


Thanks to Our Donors

Thank you to the generous people and businesses of the Flathead Valley who have agreed to donate time and materials to make all these activities possible.

Brian Bay
Larry Blumer
Flathead FFA
Rick Mathies
Plum Creek
Stoltze Lumber
Western Building Center